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Things to do in Stonehaven

Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Meal Takeaway
“Best Fish & Chips you can find. Right next to Aunty Betty’s so you can have your main and your desert ”
  • 10 locals recommend
Store
“Located in Stonehaven. This quirky little ice cream / sweet shop is a great place to stop after a walk along the beach front or for dessert after you visit the Bay Fish and Chip shop next door.”
  • 11 locals recommend
Nature
“This open air pool is filled with heated sea water, so you remain lovely and cosy, no matter what the Scottish weather is”
  • 10 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Located in Stonehaven in a friendly and lively pub, with stunning views of Stonehaven harbour and outdoor seating. The marine serves an excellent selection of seafood and other dishes, with a wide selection of local and international craft beers. We highly recommend the Salmon Skink Bread Bowl. This is an adaptation of a traditional Scottish Fish Soup, called "Cullen Skink". The dish contains fish, potato, onions and cream, and is served inside a crust bread bowl. Ideal For a rainy day, looking out onto the harbour.”
  • 6 locals recommend
Restaurant
“If you want to treat yourself The Tolbooth is rebound for it’s seafood and is about 8minutes walk away, at the Harbour. ”
  • 9 locals recommend
Bar
“Lovely harbour restaurant called ‘The Captains Table’ or dine in lounge bar or pop there for a drink in the evening. Can sit outside and enjoy views at the harbour. ”
  • 8 locals recommend
Grocery or Supermarket
“There are 2 co-op stores in Stonehaven, One in the square and a larger one at the end of David Street. ”
  • 3 locals recommend
Museum
“Interesting wee museum right on the harbour front in Stonehaven. The museum has a number of artefacts associated with Stonehaven’s heritage, many with an association with the days when the building served as a prison. For example, visitors can view an original cell door, the Inverbervie stocks (one of the few seven hole stocks in the UK) and the Crank - a punishment device which was weighted down and had to be turned by prisoners. Tightening the screw would make it harder for the prisoner. (This is why prison guards are called screws). ”
  • 5 locals recommend
Café
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“Bright and friendly cafe that provides a selection of meals. Takeaway coffee and food also available”
  • 2 locals recommend
Point of Interest
“After visiting Dunnottar Castle walk down along the cliffs to Stonehaven Harbour where you can enjoy breath taking views , have coffee or Lunch on the harbour front .”
  • 1 local recommends
Harbour / Marina
“In the harbour you will find an interesting free museum called the Tolbooth museum. This building is the oldest in Stonehaven and was built around the same time as the castle.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Point of Interest
  • 2 locals recommend
Point of Interest
“Its on the cliff walk from Stonehaven town to Dunnottar Castle. Black Hill was originally where they hung people in the middle ages, before the gallows were moved to Gallow Hill in Dunnottar Woods”
  • 1 local recommends
Hotel
“This is a local hotel which provides excellent food at reasonable prices. It has a well stocked bar and a stunning beer garden”
  • 1 local recommends
Gourmet Shop
“Local delicatessen serving coffees and with fantastic sandwiches. Lots of local scottish produce.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Museum
“Lots of little walks around the woods with interesting things to see, such as the shell housie.”
  • 2 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Meal Takeaway
“Best Fish & Chips you can find. Right next to Aunty Betty’s so you can have your main and your desert ”
  • 10 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Located in Stonehaven in a friendly and lively pub, with stunning views of Stonehaven harbour and outdoor seating. The marine serves an excellent selection of seafood and other dishes, with a wide selection of local and international craft beers. We highly recommend the Salmon Skink Bread Bowl. This is an adaptation of a traditional Scottish Fish Soup, called "Cullen Skink". The dish contains fish, potato, onions and cream, and is served inside a crust bread bowl. Ideal For a rainy day, looking out onto the harbour.”
  • 6 locals recommend
Restaurant
“If you want to treat yourself The Tolbooth is rebound for it’s seafood and is about 8minutes walk away, at the Harbour. ”
  • 9 locals recommend
Bar
“Lovely harbour restaurant called ‘The Captains Table’ or dine in lounge bar or pop there for a drink in the evening. Can sit outside and enjoy views at the harbour. ”
  • 8 locals recommend
Hotel
“This is a local hotel which provides excellent food at reasonable prices. It has a well stocked bar and a stunning beer garden”
  • 1 local recommends
Pub
“This is a local spot with good food for good prices and owned by hard working locals.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Meal Takeaway
“Lovely Indian Restaurant that also does ‘Take Aways’. Upstairs so not good for wheelchairs or less able. Delicious food. ”
  • 1 local recommends
Meal Takeaway
“It is two doors away! Quiet Italian restaurant / coffee shop. Open for meals some evenings. ”
  • 2 locals recommend

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